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Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
bush foreign policy of engagement in war in afghanistan and iraq. from the president's point of view, he wanted to narrow the focus, talk about al qaeda, defeat al qaeda. the crowning achievement killing osama bin laden. the nation building work in afghanistan is frankly something that became too difficult, too entrenched for the american people to keep up with. we are there longer than the soviets were there. i think there's a recognition that job was simply too difficult, the notion that we were going to turn around the government, really be able to rebuild the country. there is a phrase that general petraeus used, was iraq good enough and now is iraq good enough, safe enough, stable enough so u.s. forces can come home? >> when you look it at the positions between president obama and mitt romney, is there a lot of daylight in their views of the policy regarding afghanistan? >> frankly, there's not. romney will criticize the president for announcing a firm deadline for withdrawal of u.s. forces. it's long been thought by republicans that doing so would allow the taliban, particularl
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
case. but the reality is that al qaeda is well, and thriving in some places, including iraq, including in syria where there's more and more those kinds of people coming in, including other parts of the middle east. and it's just disgraceful that we would say that an attack such as this was the result of a demonstration. >> disgraceful is a strong word to be used. you've never shied away from that. how can you say you know? >> how can you say when there's an attack with mortars, with heavy weapons, indirect and direct -- anybody who understands warfare, anybody who has the fundamental understanding of warfare knows that that's not a spontaneous demonstration. that's now, norah. >> as you know libya -- what susan rice said on a number of shows over the weekend which you have criticized -- i read this morning. >> i was on after her. she said they had no evidence that it was not a spontaneous demonstration. how could you say that when mortars indirect, direct fire and heavy weapons are being used at this is as a result of a spontaneous demonstration? also incredible to blame it on a video.
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Sep 23, 2012 8:00am EDT
transition that the entire u.s. military is making. united states forces are off iraq. going to be -- out of iraq, going to be out of afghanistan at least the plan is by 2014. it's been is very permissive environment whether for combat or intelligence or surveillance or reconnaissance aircraft. yet at the same time it's going to be important to maintain some counterinsurgency capabilities. what's the balance to do the stuff you used to do as a pilot early in your career as well as the other stuff that's going to be much more heavily defended? >> i think air force special operations command has done a great job over the last few years improving the capability and inn creasing the -- increasing the capacity and it has the ability to stay in a fight when required. they do a great job today supporting fueled forces whether from u.s. special operations command or from combat and command. they're heavily engaged and they do fantastic work. i'm very comfortable with the percentage of work they're doing. on the more high end warfare side of the house, this is a major problem. we have built
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Sep 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
iraq did not change the middle east as many felt it would just by projecting american power. this is in many ways about the kind of leadership that we're seeing take root in the middle east and what leverage the united states have. i think that's a critical question. how the united states using leverage in that part of the world. and what about american public opinion? americans are very frustrated seeing all these images after we give billions of dollars to these countries and have played a role militarily and otherwise helping to free folks, the citizens of libya and egypt from dick ta to dictatorial rule. >> we'll look forward to more of your interview coming up on "met the press." >>> now let's get a check off the morning's top stories. >> good morning, everyone. fbi agents have arrested a man they say planned to detonate a car bomb outside a bar in downtown chicago. more now from michelle franzen. >> reporter: authorities say a bar in chicago's busy downtown was the target friday night of an alleged car bomb plot. planned, investigators say, in a detailed criminal mrant by 18-year-
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Sep 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
. look, what this is all about is american weakness and the president's inability to lead. iraq is dissolving, our relations with israel are at a tension point. he -- i'd like to see the president of the united states speak up once for the 20,000 people that are being massacred in syria. >> it sounds like you -- >> -- the essence of the american leadership in the region and they are very weak. i'm saying that the statement that was made about the statement that was made by the u.s. embassy was a very weak statement and an object -- abject proof of that is they withdrew that statement and changed it later on. they speak for the united states of america. >> let me play for you president obama's response to mitt romney on telemundo speaking to jose diaz balart. >> i have observed that there's a tendency to shoot before you aim, as i pointed out. and that as president, my obligation is to focus on security for our people and not having ideological arguments on a day when we are mourning the loss of outstanding, outstanding folks who have served our country very well. >> senator mccain,
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Sep 22, 2012 5:00am PDT
and iraq wars. coming up this morning, california cash. republican presidential candidate mitt romney's bay area fund-raising visit and what's next on his agenda for today. all the day's news at 7:00 this morning and more local news in 30 minutes. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. my world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... [ whispers ] 100 calories... say it again... [ whispers ] 100 calories... ma'am, hello? ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> with more "today" on a saturday morning, september 22, 2012, the first day of fall. lawsuites for everyone. our thanks to everybody spending the morning here with us. inside studio 1a, i'm jenna wolfe lester is on assignment and coming up, a convicted murderer fights for a new trial. the basis for a popular book and miniseries, "fatal vision" from 30 years ago. it took a dramatic change when the author took the sta
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Sep 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
toughness in regard to al qaeda, an ending to the wars in afghanistan and iraq, and also his repivoting or rebalancing towards asia. that was the narrative he preferred. when you get through that basic set of accomplishments and then you have to ask the question are we better off than we were four years ago, and we see embassies being attacked around the world, it's hard to say yes. so whether it's president obama's fault at all or not -- and i don't really think it is, it does change the narrative. it can't be good for the president. and obviously it's tragic. you tell from yesterday's ceremony how much people admired this ambassador and the other state department employees who were killed. how sad of a day this is for the country. i don't think it was anything good for the president. >> good to talk to both of you. thanks very much. >>> let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. veronica de la cruz is at the news desk. >> good morning, kate and lester. good morning, everyone. the heightened sense of danger for americans abroad, a rash of bomb threats at hom
NBC
Sep 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
navy seal with multiple assignments in iraq and afghanistan. 41 years old, he was father to two teenage boys. he was described as a man who loved life, loved adrenaline. all four remembered not just for their work in the line of duty. but as heroes to a nation and to their families. >> savannah, thank you. of course, the situation in the middle east has led to fresh jabs on the presidential campaign trail. peter alexander is here with that part of the story. this is for the first time a major flash point between the president and governor romney. >> a largely dormant iss until now. with the ongoing turmoil in the middle east and the political fallout at home, both president obama and mitt romney are trying to project strength on national security. but less than eight weeks until election day, romney, who by the way, authored a book titled no apology, is making no apologies for sharp criticisms of the president's foreign policy. >> with supporters in virginia, mitt romney toned down his foreign policy attack on president obama thursday to project strength in subtle terms. arguing the pre
NBC
Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
multiple assignments in iraq and afghanistan. 41 years old, woods was a father to due teenage boys, his family described him as someone who loved life, loved adrenaline. all four were killed in the line of duty and in duty to their nation. >> this led to fresh jabs on the presidential campaign trail. nbc's peter alexander is here with that part of the story. this is for the first time becoming a major flashpoint between the president and governor romney. >> a largely dormant campaign issue. with the ongoing turmoil in the middle east and the political fallout at home, poet president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to project strength on national security, but less than eight weeks till election day romney, who by the way authored a book titled "no apologies" is making no apologies for his sharp cricism of the president's foreign policy. while in virginia mitt romney toned down his attacks on president obama seeking to project strength in more subtle terms, arguing the president is a weak leader. >> sometimes it seems that we're at the mercy of events instead of shaping even
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Sep 17, 2012 7:00am PDT
canada is sending fire crews in to help out. >>> in iraq this morning, a suicide car bomber killed at least seven iraqis and wounded more than ten others, including a member of parliament. that attack took place near the fortified green zone where the u.s. and other western embassies are located. >>> china pledged this morning to protect japanese citizens and property after china's worst outbreak of anti-japan violence in decades. a dispute over a group of uninhabited islands is behind the friction that involves asia's two largest economies. major japanese firms have temporarily closed their factories in china and urge japanese workers to stay indoors. >>> gasoline prices have jumped another five cents a gallon in the past week. aaa says the nationwide average now $3.87 a gallon for regular. reasons for this latest increase are tensions in the middle east and u.s. refinery shutdowns due to hurricane isaac. >>> wall street will try to build on last week's rally. more now from the new york stock exchange. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. that's right, occupy wall street protesters
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Sep 20, 2012 7:00am PDT
free loaders? is it the iraq war veteran that goes to the v.a.? a student getting a loan to go to colleges, the retiree on social security or medicare? here's mark mckinnon, it reveals a deeply cynical man who sees the country as completely divided, two completely different sets of people who would likely govern in a way that would only further divide us. these are republican voices. >> well, i don't know, david brooks is a columnist, i don't know if he would call himself a republican or not. but, matt, if you look at the full tape, the governor was asked about winning the election. and he said an election, the president starts with 47%, i start with 47%. i think most political analysts would agree that's pretty much the bottom line for most -- both parties' nominees. and you've got to fight for the 6% of undecided voters. that's political analysis. >> you're talking about numbers there and the comments were more disparaging -- it wasn't just being a numbers game. he made disparaging comments about their lack of responsibility. >> what he said was that -- he was talking about the
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Sep 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
iraq. now, the romney campaign has pushed back and said that the candidates met with the american legion on wednesday, just a day before his speech. the other big speech from the republican national convention, you've been talking about it already this morning, lester, of course that speech that was given by 82-year-old acting icon clint eastwood, when he gave a performance, essentially interviewing an empty chair that was meant to represent president obama. a lot of people called that performance bizarre, but the romney campaign defended it yesterday. they said the fact that he brought up the high unemployment rate, the fact that he called for a change in leadership made the speech worthwhile. and lester, they also said that the candidate himself felt that the speech was amusing. right now, political analysts watching to see if romney will get any type of a bump on the heels of the rnc. lester? >> kristen welker, thank you so much. ed rendell is the former chairman of the democratic national committee, now an nbc news political analyst, and republican strategist alice stewart ser
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Sep 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
operation in iran would be more demanding than the wars in iraq and afghanistan combined. >>> the teachers strike in chicago has now dragged on into its fourth day. both the union and school district negotiators say they're making progress as talks resume there this morning. >>> well, this year's outbreak of the west nile virus is on track to be the deadliest ever. cases of the mosquito-bourn illness have jumped 35% since last week. but the worst of the outbreak has likely past. some 118 people have died from west nile virus so far this year. >>> actress kathy bates who beat ovarian cancer nine years ago is now battling breast cancer. the oscar winner chose to undergo a double mastectomy. more now from los angeles. good morning, diana. >> natalie, good morning. kathy bates is famously private when it comes to her personal life, but she chose to go public with her recent breast cancer diagnosis and surgery. and she says it's a fight she vows to win. >> i have faith in you, my darling. catch this. >> she's the force behind some of hollywood's most unforgettable characters. now kathy
NBC
Sep 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
244,000 u.s. troops have returned from the wars in iraq and afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries, an issue that is front and center for the nfl. a league dealing with the problem of concussions among many of its current and former players. the league is now teaming up with the u.s. army and national institutes of health to research ways to limit these types of injuries. roger goodell is commissioner of nfl. dr. landes director of the nih's institute. general odierno is the chief of staff of the army. good morning to all of you. general, that's a huge number, 244,000 military personnel with those brain injuries. i know the seriousness of those injuries varies from person-to-person but it's a problem that has to be addressed. >> absolutely. one of the problems we have are soldiers coming forward first to say i have a problem. one of the things we're really focusing on is making sure the physical, mental, dedication to accomplishment does not impede people from saying i have a problem and i need help. that's why this initiative is important to us. we're now putting sensors in helmets ou
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
unless we authorize force against iraq we're on the wrong side of history. it turned out to be that there was no anthrax in that vile. >> okay. interesting man. >> yeah. charlie, you always have interesting people at the table. i'm always very curious to see who is going. an update on the search for robert levinson. he vanished in iran more than five years ago. when we interviewed iran's president this week he seemed to admit they are holding levinson and that there were ongoing negotiations for a swap. on tuesday levinson's wife spoke. >> were you surprised when you heard his comments? i mean in the past he's been asked and said much less. >> i was quite surprised. but i was also happy to hear it because that means we can hopefully resolve bob's case. >> so you consider these comments a step forward? >> yes, i do. i do. i hope that the iranian government and president mahmoud ahmadinejad will continue to work towards returning bob to his family. >> that's a really interesting story, charlie and gayle when we talked to them about that, indications that he's there, this acknowledgeme
NBC
Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
day. i visited the graves of troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in iraq and afghanistan at the hallowed grounds of arlington cemetery and had the opportunity to say thank you and visit some of our wounded warriors at walter reed. then last night we learned the news of this attack in benghazi. as americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because our people who are will iine willing to fight lay down their lives for it. our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe. no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. today we mourn for more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act, and make no mistake, justice will be done. but we also know that the lives these americans led stand in stark contrast to those of their attackers. these four american
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
recognizes this you is a vulnerability. in iraq, the signature weapon system was the ied. we had to adjust to that. here, i think the signature attack that we're beginning see is going to be the insider attack. >> lara, charlie rose in new york. does he say, does he believe, that either they will cause the troops who are coming home by 2014 to hasten or will be delayed? >> well, charlie, he's the commanding general, right? he won't commit himself to anything like that, but you have to look at the affect that this has had to realize it can impact on when the troops are cing home. i got a sense even that there was a feeling, there was a push for troops to come home even sooner than the end of 2014, but that's a political timetable and a political push, more than what is driven by the reality on the battlefield. and this is such a severe crisis that general allen clearly was in crisis mode doing everything they could to try and bring this der control right now. because of the implications, not just for the short-term training mission, but for the long term. how are you going to keep am
NBC
Sep 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
pressured iraq not to allow those flights this year, but they did resume in july, allowing iranians to avoid border crossings on the ground, which are controlled by syrian rebels. despite its claim iraq and the u.s. have a strategic partnership, iraq's tolerance of iran's using of their airspace starkly points out the limits of the obama administration's influence there. vice president joe biden made an august phone call to the iraqi prime minister to discuss the syrian crisis, and a source told the "times" mr. biden registered concern over the iranian flights. >> well, now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in florida surveillance video shows a car plowing into a restaurant after it was accidentally put in reverse. the good news, nobody was inside at the time, and the two people in the car only suffered minor injuries. but the bad news, it happened just a half an hour before that restaurant was going to open for its first day of business. >>> well, in massachusetts, more car trouble. an elderly driver was backing into his garage when he hit the
NBC
Sep 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
school children. >>> yesterday, one of the bloodiest of the year in iraq left at least 92 people dead. a series of bombings and shootings hit more than a dozen cities and left hundreds injured. in baghdad, car bombings exploded in six districts, hitting a restaurant and commercial area. since american troops left iraq last year, attacks there have been increasing. the ruling is to give their president the death penalty. he is unlikely to return from exile in turkey. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in texas, hundreds of pounds of explosives did their job as an eight-story building came crashing down in just seconds. a former medical tower was imploded and will be replaced with a new medical building and a parking garage. but only after they clean up all that debris, which apparently is going to take weeks. >>> also in texas, hundreds of firefighters paid tribute to their comrades lost in the twin towers. they climbed the stairs of a 55-story building and they did so twice to honor those who rushed into and climbed the 110-story w
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
embark on an 800 mile mission from mobile, alabama. the iraq war veteran peddled his way through four states in six days in honor of his mother's battle with breast cancer. his epic trek raised close to $2,000. he hopes it will inspire others to fight back against the disease. >>> i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> more than a million new zealanders came together, but not for fun and games. people in airports, schools and even zoos joined for the country's first national earthquake drill. the government hopes safety measures like taking cover under desks and benches will the take away. ironically, just minutes before the drill a 2.8 magnitude earthquake hit new zealand's west coast. >>> one of australia's largest aquariums has reopened for business. sydney's sea life aquarium was closed for nine months during its $10 million refurbishment. it was worth the wait though with the main attraction being introduced called the shark walk. look how cool that is. it's a glass viewing area featuring over 50 of the ocean's la
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Sep 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
, who served in iraq and afghanistan, is accused of what the army describes as forced sex with female subordinates. >>> fans are remembering legendary singer andy williams, who died tuesday at the age of 84 after a year-long battle with bladder cancer. williams' hits included "moon river" and the holiday classic "the most wonderful time of the year." >>> the decades-long search for jimmy hoffa has now led to the driveway of a home near detroit. a tip from a dying man was credible enough for authorities to announce they're going to test soil samples from underneath the driveway, though they doubt any remains found would actually be from the former teamster's boss. >>> and if you thought google maps were a good way to get around town, well, check this out. users can now navigate their way under water. these pictures of coral reefs are displayed much like the street view feature. so it comes in handy when you want to go scuba diving. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,413 after falling 44 points yesterday. the s&p lost 8.
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Sep 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
one of the bloodiest of the year in iraq left at least 92 people dead. a series of bombings and shootings left hundreds injured. in bagdad car bombs exploded in six districts hitting a restaurant and commercial area. since american troops left iraq there last year attacks have been increasing. >>> tariq al hasheem many who escaped iraq in september is unlikely to return for exile in turkey. >>> other stories making news early today in america. in texas hundreds of pounds of explosives did their job as an eight-story building came crashing down in just seconds. a former medical tower was imploded and will be replaced with a new medical building and a parking garage, but only after they clean up all of that debris which, of course, is going to take weeks. >>> as we approach the anniversary of the 9/11 attack, hundreds of comrades paid tribute to their lost members. they did it to honor those who climbed the 110-story world trade center buildings 11 years ago tomorrow. >>> a much happier scene in new mexico where they carried out the annual burning of the zozobra, a 50-foot tall ma
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Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
to embark on an 800 mile mission from mobile, alabama. the iraq war veteran peddled his way through four states in six days all in honor of his mother's battle with breast cancer. great idea there. >>> i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today" just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. we have bill devin rain to start -- we have a little bit of rain to start the day. some rain going through baltimore city right now. a batch of rain will be coming through in waves today. i would take an umbrella with you to start today. mostly cloudy skies. showers likely off and on. high temperature between 76 and 81. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> 4:57. 66 degrees at the airport. could the orioles come up with some magic in the bottom of the ninth inning? >> a man dies in police custody and this morning his family wants answers. >> an incident was called riot- like outside of the recher theater. >> we have one accident on 95 i [ fem
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Sep 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
last night's "60 minutes" interview. >> i said i would end the war in iraq. i did. i said we would go after al qaeda. that we would go after bin laden. he's gone. so i've executed on my foreign policy and it's one that the american people largely agree with. so if governor romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so. >> for his part romney described how he would decide whether to send u.s. forces into combat. >> number one, a very substantial american interest at stake. number two a clear definition of our mission. number three, a clear definition of how we'll know when our mission is complete. number four, providing the resources to make sure that we can carry out that mission effectively, overwhelming resources and finally a clear understanding of what will be left after we leaf. >> you can watch all of the "60 minutes" interviews with president obama and mitt romney online at cbsnews.com. >>> here in new york the 67th annual session of united nations general assembly opens today. president obama hosts a reception tonight and addresses the general asse
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 11:00pm EDT
desperately needb help because they are coming and back from iraq and afghanistan and they can't find work. and and so we come out of the recession and the recovery way a higher percent of unemployment and especially veterans under age 24 have an even higher percentage of unemployed, and so what we have here is a piece of legislation to give an unemployment cushion for veterans for at least a year until they can find employment in the private sector, and this is employment to do things that we need since so many of our national resources such as parks, such as emergency responders, such as firefighters, such as police need help. look at all the unfunded things that are deteriorating in the national parks. this would be an opportunity to employ those veterans and employ them up to a year. everybody knows that this makes common sense and it's the right thing to do, and what's happening is the folks on that side of the aisle because we are in an election and because this happened to be a proposal coming out of the white house and is brought to the floor by this senator from florida, they
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Sep 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
announced the end of the iraq war two years ago. this is just over 35 minutes. >> hello, cleveland. what up! thank you so much, everybody! thanks for the introduction and your leadership. leading our troops in iraq and taking care of our soldiers now that they are at home. and right at the top, let me say that our hearts are obviously with all of the folks that were down in louisiana and the gulf coast dealing with the aftermath of hurricane isaac, our prayers are with those who have lost loved ones and i've directed the federal government to keep doing everything that it can to help our partners at the state and local level. as a country, we stand united with our fellow americans in the hour of need. i want to thank your general and the great commanders welcoming me here today. i want to give a shout out to the sergeant major of the army, ray chandler. command sergeant major robert kelly. it reminds me that the noncommissioned officers are the backbone of our military, leading the finest in the world. it is great to be back at ft. bliss, home to the army, air, and missile defense
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Sep 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
instability in lebanon and iraq on their borders. and so, that was the mandate. that was legitimacy for the asides to rule. they lost that because of the policy and bashar al-assad unleashing the dogs in terms of cracking down the opposition. his policy in instability and insecurity. so he no longer has legitimacy. in a broader sense he is solid. whether he stays in power, he'll never have the mandate to rule again and legitimacy he once enjoyed. >> host: are western policymakers assuming his fall is inevitable? and should they? >> guest: that's interesting. i've been contacted by media outlets wanting a quarter to an obituary for about a year now. every time the call, i say it's premature because the regime has the wherewithal and maybe more importantly the willingness to stay in power and do what it takes to stay in power. so i think the united states and the west and others opposed to the assad regime have backed up these predictions of imminent demise. every time there is a prominent affection, everyone says the opposition is dazed and falling and so forth here that hasn't happe
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Sep 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
an oncoming vehicle. >> 6;07 :07. >> the violence in iraq rages on. who is taking responsibility? >> students at chicago public schools are getting a surprise day off. >> the state of maryland is getting ready to water its olympians and paralympians. >> tracking an early morning accident in anne arundel county and will check that for some debris anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >> good morning. we're getting a cited for the first regular-season game at 7:00 p.m. tonight. i'm at the inner harbor. we're getting excited for maryland to honor its olympians and paralympians. it will be an exciting event. this is going to be a
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Sep 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
tony blair and george bush prosecuted for the invasion in iraq. 18 a piece for the observer newspaper, he says the ex-leaders of britain and the u.s. should be made to, quote, answer for their actions. he says that the iraq war destabilized and polarized the world and that blair and bush fabricated reasons to behave like play ground bullies. blair says tutu is repeating criticisms of the war. >> the weekend death of a fresno state student. phillip dannon died and his mother says he suffered severe brain damage after a night of drinking at a fraternity party. the national chapter has suspended its fresno state chapter following news of the death. >> a plan to cut tuition for california college students is on hold. the bill would have funded scholarships for middle class students by raising taxes on out of state companies but perez was not able to get enough republicans on board and the deal fell through just hours before the legislative session ended. the bill would have raised $1 billion in taxes to be used for scholarships. >> 5:14. a little earlier meteorologist christina loren talk
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
foreign policy in dealing with iraq and afghanistan? if you are not satisfied, what you think president obama should consider in a way of changes? >> i am not satisfied. as a libertarian, i seek a world at peace with other nations. i look to thomas jefferson's quote for inspiration. america should stop acting as the world's policeman. i do believe in a strong national defense, but the optimum word is defense, not offense. we do not have the money to continue the wars. our money could be more wisely spent here at home. >> todd akin. >> it is important to have a foreign policy to start with. you have to have some basic principles, the guidelines. that needs to an acute -- include iraq, afghanistan, a whole lot of other countries as well. the problem is we have not had that. what it seems like the vacillating policies we have almost punished our friends and helped our enemies. we decided to turn our backs on two of our allies, the czech republic and poland. we had plans to build missile defense. we gave that is a concession to russia. how much has russia helped us with iran? how much has r
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Sep 21, 2012 11:00pm EDT
iran and iraq. in that war there were planes on both sides american planes, because we had sold planes to both sides. at the time, iran was still flying many f-4's a couple phantoms and on the other side we had advisors on the ground advising hussein. hussein was our ally and we sent money to hussein on a routine basis. there are some reports that say hussein grect drectly got money from our c.i.a. -- directly got money from our c.i.a. you can understand the confusion over there and you can understand even though iraq has been liberated and there is a democracy there that some of them still seem to hate us for some reason. you wonder why would they hate us if we freed them? because some of them still remember hussein and they fear there will be another hussein. one of the saddest stories that came up i think in the last week was a young soldier was killed in afghanistan. he was killed by the policeman the afghan policeman he was training. we've had over 50 deaths in afghanistan this year from friendly fire from our supposed allies. this one was particularly sad. this boy was to
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
multiple tours in iraq and afghanistan. since 2010, he protected american diplomatic personnel in dangerous posts from central america to the middle east. he had the hands of a healer as well as the arms of a warrior. earning distinction as a registered nurse and certified paramedic. our hearts go out to to his wife and his three sons. along with his grieving family, friends, and colleagues. glen doherty was also a former seal and an experienced paramedic. he died protecting his colleagues. he was employed to some of the most dangerous places on earth, including iraq and afghanistan, always putting his life on to safeguard other americans. our thoughts and prayers are with his father, his mother, his brother, and sister, and their grieving families, friends, and colleagues. i was honored to know ambassador chris stevens. i want to thank his parents and siblings who are here today for sharing chris with us and with their country. what a wonderful gift you gave us. over his distinguished career in the foreign service, he won friends to the united states in far-flung places. he made
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